OPD Training for Professionals


Since 2015, the One Planet Council has organised a series of events for planning professionals on both OPD plots and in-house at Local Planning Authority venues. We have received 100% positive feedback by those charged with assessing planning applications in Cymru/Wales. This year, due to Covid 19 restrictions, we are hosting the Open Countryside One Planet Development CPD Training as an ONLINE COURSE.

The team delivering the course is James Shorten, the principal author of the OPD practice guide and independent and impartial expert; Dr Erica Thompson, OPD householder, climate scientist and secretary of the One Planet Council.

The event will take place on Friday 30th October, 2020. To find out more and book a place see LPA training programme and booking form.

The guidance is necessarily complex, and deals with aspects of development not found in other types of planning proposals. However, at the end of the day both applicants and planners should be confident that they know what OCOPD is, what is required of planning proposals for it, and how to assess the authenticity and integrity of OCOPD planning applications.

For anyone with an interest in sustainable land based living this is an opportunity not to be missed. In-house training can be organised through the One Planet Council. CPD certificates will be issued on the day.